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Pearl Bailey

 
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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1975
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1954
Madame Fleur
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Connecticut
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
Butterfly

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1975
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1954
Madame Fleur

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Connecticut

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1948
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1946
Butterfly


Pearl Bailey Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1968 - Best Performance Gold Star
Pearl Bailey, Hello, Dolly!
 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey News

Tony Award-Winning Producer Steve Fickinger Has Passed Away Photo Tony Award-Winning Producer Steve Fickinger Has Passed Away
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022

Steve Fickinger, The Tony Award-winning producer who worked on shows such as Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and Newsies passed away suddenly last week. 

Museum of the Moving Image to Celebrate the Tony Awards With a Muppet-Broadway Tribut Photo Museum of the Moving Image to Celebrate the Tony Awards With a Muppet-Broadway Tribute
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022

In honor of the upcoming Tony Awards on June 12, Museum of the Moving Image will highlight some of the greatest Muppet moments that feature legendary stars and memorable songs of musical theater.

BWW Review/Photos: 'Put on Your Sunday Clothes' & Head on Down to HELLO DOLLY at CMPA Photo BWW Review/Photos: 'Put on Your Sunday Clothes' & Head on Down to HELLO DOLLY at CMPAC In The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Nicholas Pontolillo - May 12, 2022

Closing out its 48th season, CMPAC does manage to put on a dazzling production of Hello Dolly, albeit a few hiccups, which I will attribute to opening night jitters.

BWW Review: Ken Page Says (and Sings) It All During THERE'S SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT…  Photo BWW Review: Ken Page Says (and Sings) It All During THERE'S SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT… (AND SING ABOUT, TOO!) at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - May 5, 2022

Ken Page made his return to New York and 54 Below and the people who weren't there will, forever, regret having missed it.

Full Cast Announced for Paige Davis Led Production of HELLO, DOLLY! at PTC Photo Full Cast Announced for Paige Davis Led Production of HELLO, DOLLY! at PTC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

Pioneer Theatre Company will present the record-setting Broadway hit, Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run from May 13 through May 28, 2022.

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Presents HELLO, DOLLY! Photo Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Presents HELLO, DOLLY!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2022

She's sassy, smart, and spunky, and soon she'll be back at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Suzanne Stark stars as the iconic Dolly Levi in the matchmaking musical Hello, Dolly! starting March 31. 

Washington DC's Historic National Theatre Foundation Adds New Board Members Photo Washington DC's Historic National Theatre Foundation Adds New Board Members
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 20, 2022

Washington DC's oldest continuously operating theatre, The National Theatre has added four distinguished new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the theatre's Board are private equity pioneer Daryn Dodson, longtime non-profit and arts leader Peter Jablow, innovative advertising and marketing executive Jean Komendera, and civic leader and two-term Washington DC Mayor, Anthony A. Williams.

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Releases Programming for the Upcoming Week Photo FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Releases Programming for the Upcoming Week
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, 54 SINGS SARA BAREILLES and More Coming Up This Month At  Photo Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, 54 SINGS SARA BAREILLES and More Coming Up This Month At Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022

Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents MUSE/IQUE in its Season Laun Photo Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents MUSE/IQUE in its Season Launch
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2022

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents MUSE/IQUE in its season launch and debut at The Wallis, led by Artistic Director and Conductor Rachael Worby on Saturday, March 12, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, 13, 2022, 3 pm and 7 pm, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater.

Pearl Bailey Videos

VIDEO: First Look at AMBASSADOR OF LOVE as Part of Goodspeed By The River VideoVIDEO: First Look at AMBASSADOR OF LOVE as Part of Goodspeed By The River
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2021

Learn more about the performance, which runs through July 18, and purchase tickets here!

VIDEO: Watch a Preview For Goodspeed Musicals' GOODSPEED BY THE RIVER Series VideoVIDEO: Watch a Preview For Goodspeed Musicals' GOODSPEED BY THE RIVER Series
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2021

Beginning June 8, Goodspeed by the River returns bigger and better than ever. The summer-long series offers a variety of musical events under a big tent alongside the iconic Goodspeed Opera House.

Stop the Parade, They Want to Get On! Broadway's Best Tackle Dolly's Signature Song VideoStop the Parade, They Want to Get On! Broadway's Best Tackle Dolly's Signature Song
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2017

Jerry Herman's anthemic masterpiece, 'Before the Parade Passes By', has been the center of the title character's journey in the classic musical, Hello Dolly! for over fifty years. With it's determined spirit and pick-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps message, the song is a stand alone declaration of self-reliance, bravery, and freedom.

SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE: The Rest and Best of Them Take a Crack at a HELLO, DOLLY! Classic
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2017

Dolly Gallagher Levi is back and she'll never go away again! The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! opened just last night at Broadway's Shubert Theatre, starring the one and only Bette Midler.

VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Talks HELLO DOLLY, A LIFE & More on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 18, 2016

David Hyde Pierce talked with Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Matt Bomer about his current Off-Broadway project, A LIFE, at Playwrights Horizons and his starring role in the upcoming production of HELLO DOLLY opposite, Bette Midler.

STAGE TUBE: Florida Theater's HELLO, DOLLY! Cast Parodies 'It's Gettin' Hot in Here'
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2012

Vicki Lewis (Damn Yakees, Chicago) and Tony Winner Gary Beach (The Producers, La Cage aux Folles, Beauty and the Beast) star in 'It's Gettin' Hot in Here, Take Off Your Sunday Clothes.'

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE Documentary!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2011

Entertainment One US will release CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE in New York and Los Angeles on January 20, 2012, with additional markets to follow. The film, directed by Dori Berinstein (ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway, Some Assembly Required, Gotta Dance), examines the life and career of Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, Carol Channing - her extraordinary stage life, her offstage struggles and survival and the extraordinary storybook romance that found her reunited with her junior high school sweetheart after over 70 years. BroadwayWorld has gotten a glimpse of the movie's trailer and brings you a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: Lady Gaga Sings BABES IN ARMS with Tony Bennett!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2011

Tony Bennett's big break came in 1949 when comedian Bob Hope noticed him working with Pearl Bailey in Greenwich Village. As he recalls, 'Bob Hope came down to check out my act. He liked my singing so much that after the show he came back to see me in my dressing room and said, ‚ÄėCome on kid, you're going to come to the Paramount and sing with me.' But first he told me he didn't care for my stage name (Joe Bari) and asked me what my real name was. I told him, ‚ÄėMy name is Anthony Dominick Benedetto,' and he said, ‚ÄėWe'll call you Tony Bennett.' And that's how it happened. A new Americanized name, the start of a wonderful career and a glorious adventure that has continued for sixty years.'

STAGE TUBE: Preview Tony Bennett's Duet With Lady Gaga On 'The Lady is a Tramp'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 2, 2011

The two sing together on Bennett's upcoming album of duets, performing 'The Lady is a Tramp' from Rodgers and Hart's BABES IN ARMS - get a preview below!

STAGE TUBE: Renaissance Players' HELLO, DOLLY! Highlights
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2011

One of Broadway's biggest musical hits ever - Hello, Dolly! - winner of 10 Tony Awards, is next onstage at Dickson's Renaissance Center as The Renaissance Players present the musical comedy by Jerry Herman, known to many as 'the king of showtunes,' running through June 26, starring Marilyn Fair, Linda Sue Simmon Runyeon, Bryan Wlas, and Nathan W. Brown.


Pearl Bailey Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Pearl Bailey been in?
Pearl Bailey has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Pearl Bailey been in?
Pearl Bailey has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Pearl Bailey been nominated for?
Best Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hello, Dolly! and Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) .

What awards has Pearl Bailey won?
Best Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hello, Dolly!and Special Tony Award (Tony Awards).